Reggie Ossé and Gabriel Tolliver, authors of Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book, pick 10 watershed moments in the history of bling. By Mike Errico Blender.com, December 2006 Dennis Coles, aka Ghostface Killah, taking a much needed snack break, shows off one of his most prized possessions, his "Wu Bird". I cant take out of the recesses of my memory ever seeing a piece like that. Its a Wonder Woman bracelet with an eagle on top. Actually, he has a new one that hes been wearing, with the same type of big Roman bracelet foundation. It's a solid gold, eight-inch, G.I. Joe-like figure standing and holding what appears to be a globe. Its his take on Atlas. Going beyond what instant reaction there is to criticize, if you just look at the craftsmanship of that piece, it is just amazing. Kurtis Blow shows us why he's hip-hop's first sex symbol. In that day and age, it was less about the bling and more about the chest and the hair. If you look at Kurtis expression on his face and his whole body language, hes definitely blinging in his own mind. When you take that image and you compare it to a Slick Rick or a Ghostface, you can definitely say he wasnt blinging, but life was so much simpler then. We were still very much immersed in the whole disco era and evolving from that to where these kids are taking it.